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Learning collagesDesigner 2.0Guest host: Catherine Ritchie Park, Atlanta C.L.A.S.S. Leader Date: TBA Catherine Ritchie Park Atlanta, Georgia Collages.net’s FREE Design Software 2.0 makes it extremely easy for photographers of any design level to create album and coffee table book designs. Whether you’re looking from something sophisticated or easy, the software has over 50 templates to help you design. Whether you’re on a MAC or PC join this webinar as Catherine Ritchie Park guides you through a design, showing you the in's and out's of the program. About Catherine: Catherine has always been drawn to art, even as a small child. She wanted nothing more than to be an ARTIST and pursued this love all the way through grad school. Catherine worked in galleries, taught art classes to teens, but never felt complete. She knew she loved art but hadn't found a place in that world just yet. It wasn't until Catherine went on a shoot with a photographer friend to help out with a wedding in 2004 that she was in love! Ever since that first wedding, she has been smitten and wholeheartedly pursued a career in wedding photography. And seven years later, Catherine is loving every minute of it! [divider] Senior Photography Market Presented by Ross Bothwell, Denver C.L.A.S.S. Leader Date/ Time: TBA Ross Bothwell Denver, Colorado Join Ross Bothwell of Roka Studios on Tuesday (5/15) and Wednesday (5/16) at 2pm EST as he covers everything you need to know about photographing seniors. He’ll cover topics ranging from lighting to marketing/advertising, choosing senior reps, and more! You do not want to miss this one! About Ross and Kammi: Ross likes Rock n’ Roll, while Kammi prefers anything but. Kammi sees life in black and white, while Ross is pretty much grey and a dreamer. Ross likes his tech toys, and Kammi doesn't like to shop. They work together, play together, and have two boys and a baby girl! It goes without saying that they love photographs. We have the best job imaginable. We get to combine a few of our passions-photography, love, playfulness, and humor. [divider] Environmental Light Control: Group Posing With guest host Don MacGregor Date/time:TBA Don MacGregor Vancouver, B.C. Canada The ability to "see" opportunities of controlling light outdoors "naturally." As photographers we all know that you don't always get the best lighting conditions. Join Don as he shows you how to properly pose your subjects to produce the best image possible. About Don Don's passion for portrait and wedding photography has been life's mission. For over 40 years Don has built a reputation for fine portraits that go “beyond pictures”. The respect from his peers has led Don to be an active lecturer across Canada, the Untied States and internationally. Don holds the Master of Photography Degrees from the Professional photographers of Canada and America as well as being a member of Cameracraftsmen of America (a select group of 40 photographers worldwide). He serves on numerous boards and committees including the PPA board of Directors, across North America that define the professional course of portrait and wedding photography. Most importantly, the portraits hanging in clients homes are the cornerstone of Don’s commitment to excellence [divider] Sell ANY Product or Service on your Event Sites Presented by: Kevin Casey, Jr. Date/Time: TBA The NEW Collages.net shopping cart seamlessly connects a photographer’s studio + online images + all of the products to help drive incremental sales. Every product photographers sell in their studio can now be offered on their Collages.net event sites. With Collages.net’s new integrated shopping cart sell albums, books, StoryBlocks™, cards, gallery wraps, or add a product we don’t carry such as frames. We’ll give you a quick tour of the new price list and you will get a preview of what it will look like for your customers. We’ll also show you how easy it will be to add every product you sell to your sites! So sign up for this webinar and create your price lists, add your products, and start profiting more today! [divider] Studio Pricing Presented by Pete Wright Time/Date: TBA Pete Wright Richmond, VA Join Pete as he talks about one of the hottest topics in the Wedding and Portrait photography industry today: Pricing. Pete will talk about the pricing of products and services your studio offers and helping you find the best pricing methods that fit your studio and style of photography. The webinar is not focused on Pete's actual pricing, rather it focuses on the psychology behind pricing your products so you can find the prices that work best for your style and the demographics of your customer base! About Pete: As a fourth-generation artist and a second-generation photographer, Pete Wright, M.Photog.Cr., was raised in North Carolina in an environment rich in art and photography. His photographs were first published when he was 14 years old…during his first paying job as a photographer working for a regional newspaper! Years later, in 1997, PW Photography’s first studio opened in Greenville, N.C. The following year the company moved to Richmond, Va. The studio’s work has ranged from portraits and weddings to sports and editorials. During his 24 years of working as a photographer, Pete has earned the distinction of Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman from PPA. He also received five consecutive Photographer of the Year honors (2007 – 2011), has been awarded Fuji and Kodak Gallery Awards, was accepted into the PPA Loan Collection multiple times, has been featured in several national publications, and is fortunate to have lectured around the world about his passion for photography. He loves to teach and inspire others to follow or find their passion in photography and use that passion to build a successful business! [divider] Maximize Sales with EVERY Customer With guest host Michelle Tibbils Date/Time: TBA Michelle Tibbils Los Gatos, CA Taking great images for your clients is wonderful, but in this day and age learning how to capitalize on each session sales potential is the key to keep your business prospering. Michelle will discuss her sales and presentation approach used with each client. Tips on increasing session averages and maximizing financial income will be included as well. About Michelle: Owner and photographer at Bugs and Butterflies Photography in Los Gatos, CA. Through my camera, I capture the big personalities of tiny babies and small children, and the love people have for one another. I know I've succeeded in doing my job when my clients are moved to tears after seeing their images for the first time. I am a member of the Professional Photographers of America and the Professional Photographers of Santa Clara Valley. I love what I do and my passion is reflected in my work and my client's finished products. [divider]
Dustin MeyerAward winning Wedding and Portrait Photographer. Father, husband, singer, photographer, entrepreneur. Of all his travels across the world, achievements, accomplishments, awards, seminars, workshops, performances, events… there’s one thing that Dustin has found to unite all of these experiences. People. Dustin has made it his life’s work to record people and their lives, to enhance their experiences. Whether it be wowing clients with beautiful photographs with Dustin Meyer Photography or liberating photographers from the tireless work of running a studio. From promoting artists with Collages.net or helping studios market through Facebook, Dustin has made it his personal interest to help people enhance their own lives. Connect with Dustin  Pete WrightAs a fourth-generation artist and a second-generation photographer, Pete Wright, M.Photog.Cr., was raised in North Carolina in an environment rich in art and photography. His photographs were first published when he was 14 years old…during his first paying job as a photographer working for a regional newspaper! Years later, in 1997, PW Photography’s first studio opened in Greenville, N.C. The following year the company moved to Richmond, Va. The studio’s work has ranged from portraits and weddings to sports and editorials. During his 24 years of working as a photographer, Pete has earned the distinction of Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman from PPA. He also received five consecutive Photographer of the Year honors (2007 – 2011), has been awarded Fuji and Kodak Gallery Awards, was accepted into the PPA Loan Collection multiple times, has been featured in several national publications, and is fortunate to have lectured around the world about his passion for photography. He loves to teach and inspire others to follow or find their passion in photography and use that passion to build a successful business! Connect with Pete Don MacGregorDon's passion for portrait and wedding photography has been life's mission. For over 40 years Don has built a reputation for fine portraits that go “beyond pictures”. The respect from his peers has led Don to be an active lecturer across Canada, the Untied States and internationally. Don holds the Master of Photography Degrees from the Professional photographers of Canada and America as well as being a member of Cameracraftsmen of America (a select group of 40 photographers worldwide). He serves on numerous boards and committees including the PPA board of Directors, across North America that define the professional course of portrait and wedding photography. Most importantly, the portraits hanging in clients homes are the cornerstone of Don’s commitment to excellence. Connect with Don Catherine Ritchie ParkCatherine has always been drawn to art, even as a small child. She wanted nothing more than to be an ARTIST and pursued this love all the way through grad school. Catherine worked in galleries, taught art classes to teens, but never felt complete. She knew she loved art but hadn't found a place in that world just yet. It wasn't until Catherine went on a shoot with a photographer friend to help out with a wedding in 2004 that she was in love! Ever since that first wedding, she has been smitten and wholeheartedly pursued a career in wedding photography. And seven years later, Catherine is loving every minute of it! Connect with Catherine Kellie CoughlinMy photography career began 10 years ago while I was studying Fine Art at CU Boulder. During my summers I apprenticed with respected wedding & portrait photographers in Denver. After graduating with my BA in Fine Art Photography & a minor in French, I ventured into the world of freelance photography. This career/lifestyle has treated me very well & I feel very fortunate to be able to share with others my passion for making art & capturing moments through photography. I've grasped onto the concepts that life is for living in the moment, spreading love & laughing as often as we can. When I started shooting Boudoir Portraits a few years ago, the ideas & process came very naturally to me. I've always loved the special characteristic that photography has: An intimate moment shared between two individuals (photographer & model) is captured on "film" and can be remembered forever. Connect with Kellie Ross and Kammi BothwellRoss likes Rock n’ Roll, while Kammi prefers anything but. Kammi sees life in black and white, while Ross is pretty much grey and a dreamer. Ross likes his tech toys, and Kammi doesn't like to shop. They work together, play together, and have two boys and a baby girl! It goes without saying that they love photographs. We have the best job imaginable. We get to combine a few of our passions-photography, love, playfulness, and humor. Connect with Ross Tracey BuyceTracey Buyce is not an ordinary photographer. She is a professional that is driven by life experience Tracey excels through her natural talents, capturing moments most people never see, or realize. She devotes her energy to giving families a high quality product that evokes emotion, personality, and most importantly, memories. Weddings are one of Tracey’s specialties. She is aware of every aspect of the day. Tracey is trained in wedding photojournalism. She takes great pride in capturing all the candid moments, both serious and silly. Her wedding portraiture is both artistic and beautiful. Thoughtful details of the wedding are documented as well. Gracefully and unobtrusively working around her clients, Tracey successfully chronicles the emotion and action throughout the day. She produces images that tell more than just how people looked, but how they felt. Portraits are another of Tracey’s passions. Tracey captures the true character of her subjects by using their own environmental and emotional surroundings. Tracey’s experience as a nanny gives her an uncommon talent and special connection with babies and small children. She loves to photograph dogs. Tracey enriches the lives of families with her exceptional photography, which depicts life and emotion for generations to cherish. She is also dedicated to perfecting her passion through attending world class workshops and seminars covering the latest concepts in the evolving field of photography. Tracey resides in Saratoga Springs, NY, with her husband, Pete, their two rescue dogs, Roxy and Cassidy, and cat, Reece. Tracey and Pete were married in Switzerland. Tracey can also be found in numerous publications and websites that showcase her unique talents. Tracey Buyce’s photographs speak for themselves. Let her tell your story. Connect with Tracey Michelle TibbileOwner and photographer at Bugs and Butterflies Photography in Los Gatos, CA. Through my camera, I capture the big personalities of tiny babies and small children, and the love people have for one another. I know I've succeeded in doing my job when my clients are moved to tears after seeing their images for the first time. I am a member of the Professional Photographers of America and the Professional Photographers of Santa Clara Valley. I love what I do and my passion is reflected in my work and my client's finished products. Connect with Michelle
  • Environmental Light Control

    Don MacGregor, a member of the Elite Cameracraftsmen of America, specializes in portrait photography. Listen to the expert and hear what Don has to say about lighting his subjects in ALL sorts of variables!

    Speaker: Don MacGregor
  • Wedding Industry Networking

    Yes, it's true successful photography studios take great photographs, but having other vendors recommend you as their first wedding photographer choice is crucial in the saturated world of photography. Hear what Pete has to say about what it takes to get all of the local vendors to start talking about you.

    Speaker: Pete Wright
  • Composition for Family Portraits

    Don MacGregor, a member of the Elite Cameracraftsmen of America, composes each family in such a unique way that makes selling the images a lot easier. Learn how to properly compose a family so that your images sell themselves!

    Speaker: Don MacGregor
  • Portrait Series: Maternity Sessions 101

    Join Pete for Part I of his Portrait Series as he discusses the techniques he uses during Maternity sessions. Also learn Pete's marketing techniques for getting customers back in the studio for Infant Portraits after the Maternity shoot.

    Speaker: Pete Wright
  • Portrait Series: Infant Portraits 101

    Part two of Pete’s Portrait Series will cover over 100 of his poses, which can also be found in his posing guide.

    Speaker: Pete Wright
  • Keeping Your Photography Business Organized (Part I)

    Download part one of Ross' 3-part series as he teaches YOU how to efficiently run your business.

    Speaker: Ross Bothwell
  • Keeping Your Photography Business Organized (Part II)

    Continue the Keeping Your Photography Business Organized webinar with Ross and learn how to maintain structure and organization to your business.

    Speaker: Ross Bothwell
  • Keeping Your Photography Business Organized (Part III)

    Download the final episode of Ross' webinar to get your photography business organized!

    Speaker: Ross Bothwell
  • Learning collagesDesigner 2.0

    Learn how to design an Album and/or Coffee Table book with collagesDesigner 2.0! Make professional designs in hours not weeks!

    Speaker: Catherine Ritchie Park
  • How Big is YOUR Social Network?

    Hear what Dustin Meyer has to say about increasing your studio’s exposure just by using the free social media tools that are available to everyone!

    Speaker: Dustin Meyer
  • The Secrets to Success at Bridal Shows

    Going to a bridal show requires a lot more then paying for a table and setting up. Pete will show you what you should and should not do when preparing for your next bridal show.

    Speaker: Pete Wright
  • Senior Photography Market

    Download Ross' webinar and learn what tips and tricks Ross is doing to maintain a steady flow of Seniors shoots year after year.

    Speaker: Ross Bothwell
  • 10 Steps to Making Boudoir Photography Comfortable... for Everyone

    Learn how Kellie keeps her boudoir clients happy and comfortable from the moment they step foot in the door.

    Speaker: Kellie Coughlin
  • Running a Sale Using the Discount Tool

    Running a sale is a great way to increase profits. Download this webinar and learn how Tracey Buyce made over $2,000 on a two day Black Friday sale.

    Speaker: Tracey Buyce